plural noun[treated as singular]
1The art of writing poetry.
- At the heart of Ivonginus's text, however, is the criticism of artistic performance, and here rhetoric is conjoined to poetics to form a single piece.
- I point this out not so much to place Notley in a French, theoretical context (which she rejects), but to give a context for some of the questions I ask her regarding poetry and poetics.
- Though this phraseology is mine, knowledge of a similar sort is included in Archie's abstractions about motion, and has its psychical equivalent in his views about poetry and his own poetics.
1.1The study of linguistic techniques in poetry or literature.
- I found myself inspired by Morton's arguments to reconsider ways I teach and write about not only the Romantic texts Morton analyzes, but also poetics and literary theory overall.
- With his new works, the artist further reveals himself to be an expert in the poetics of systems theory.
- In his introduction the author presents a poetics of the psalmic imagination.
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